Some of you might recall my Cinderella Plant. That beautiful green ivy like stalk, full of thick leaves, growing out of a glass vase-like pot, which with a little imagination resembles a glass slipper.
The intriguing plant was given to me by my neighbors a few years back, and the little note accompanying it stated that "...if watered sparingly, it will bloom with a lovely pink flower..."
I watered it sparingly, but the plant never flowered for me.
Not until very recently. A few weeks back, I was amazed to suddenly find an interesting flower at the tip of the plant. The petals were closed and it looked like it was made of dark pink candy.
Within a few days the flower opened to offer the most beautiful display of shape and colour. Looking almost not alive, as if created of silk and colourful beads and sewn onto the green stalk, it was not just stunning in vision but in scent too, resembling a fragrance of sugar candy.
Cinderella finally became adorned with a crown; just like in the famous fairytale. I guess good things do comes to those who wait.